Gather up your political / social policy scriptures.

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    Gather up your pro-welfare and anti-welfare scriptures. And any sort of political or social advocacy or responsibility scriptures. And I wouldn't mind seeing your "if you want me to take the Bible literally, then what do you make of this?" verses.

    If you want to explain or defend or fit it together, cool. If you just want to lay a verse on the table, cool.

    Here's one.

     
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    Christianity encourages us to support ourselves and not neglect our responsibilities and burden others with them. In fact, our labor/work is how we serve our fellow men and build up their lives. That's why business is good. Because we provide goods and services others want while they do the same for us. That's the basis of business.
     
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    They are going to say BU BU BUT that's not a command of Jesus. That's something Paul said do. Now watch and see.
     
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    Jesus also thought compassion and charity to those in need.
    Diligence is an important aspect and yes sloth is harmful which is why their needs to be regulations that make sure the people who rely on those services actually need them and aren't just taking a free ride.
    At the same time I know people who need them who the government wont give them to.

    If you think your burdens shouldn't be placed on any one elses shoulders, then denounce your covenant with Jesus Christ for he holds your greatest burden your Sin.
    Take up your own cross carry your own burdens live as a Jew would or do you feel like neglecting your responsibilities and burdening another with them.
     
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    The idea that business isn't compassionate or charitable is false. Wealth is created by providing others with goods and services they need.
     
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    What service does wall-street provide?
    They seem pretty useless and rich to me!

    Yes they provide services which need to be paid for. Ever stop to think about the people who constantly look for work but can't find any and so they can't PAY for those services with out help.
    I am sure if you rolled up to the people whom you pay for your electric bill and said oops I don't got the money could you show me some compassion, they would laugh at you and turn your power off.
    After all America is built upon one of the greatest evils, Social Darwinism.
     
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    "Scripture" involves SO much more than just the Christian Story Books.
     
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    matthew 25:40



    kinda says it all now doesnt it?
     
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    The purpose of 'business' is survival and the profitability that ensures survival. Any compassion involved comes from people using business as the tool it was intended to be, not any business in particular or 'business' in general.
     
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    Sell all your worthy possessions and give them all to the poor.

    The Bible is full of contradictions.
    But Jesus is the one to follow.
     

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